Our Innovation Team work with brands like Pret and KFC, helping introduce them to technologies that increase efficiency, cut their carbon footprint, save money and revolutionise their marketing. To stay on top of the latest developments, they scour the world for new tech (often housing it within our dedicated Innovation Room) and in January they headed out to Las Vegas for CES 2023 – arguably the world’s most influential tech event.
The guys weren’t just there to enjoy the amazing innovations on show. They’ve put together a selection of their favourite new technology from the event – whether they’re brilliant retail solutions or just amazing examples of human ingenuity!
This awesome piece from Korean design lab XORBIS combines robotics and AI for a truly immersive interaction. It will have a conversation with you while drawing your portrait, and the nature of the conversation even informs the final picture!
Created by Richtech, a world leader in B2B automated solutions, ADAM is an interactive robot bartender, barista, chef and more! Richtech are well versed in delivering cutting-edge enterprise technology, and ADAM could represent the next evolution of the hospitality industry.
Taking VR up a notch is ThermoReal and their thermal electronic material. A CES Innovation Awards Honouree, it allows users to feel heat and cold through headsets, gloves, sleeves and more – and comes with fantastic real-world applications such as training firefighters in a realistic, safe environment.
In a world first, the Holo-Panorama X from XORBIS allows users to experience 360° panoramic interaction with immersive holographic display. No need to wear a device – just step inside and start exploring the AR landscape!
Fully wireless TV and no wall mounting required thanks to proprietary active-loop vacuum tech – it’s easy to see the extensive retail applications for Displace. Weighing less than 20lbs for easy portability, the TV itself is controlled by hand gestures, and you can simply snap them together to create the screen size you need.
nanoAR is the first of its kind – a completely transparent projection surface that also doubles as an AR display. This incredible piece of tech has the ability to receive ultra-short-throw projection images without compromising quality or brightness.
Personalised marketing is now an absolute must for brands, and Rephrase.ai takes it a step further. By creating digital avatars of real humans, you can produce hyper-personalised videos at scale – brilliant for businesses looking to effectively engage their stakeholders and customers.
This concept car from the world-famous automotive brand introduces E-ink tech, allowing the car to assume 32 different colours by running different voltage programmes through the paint. Plus, BMW have been using state-of-the-art Shy Tech on the car’s interior as they look to create a virtual world where human and machine interact effortlessly.
Described by creator Applied EV as the ‘smartphone’ of autonomous vehicles, the Blanc Robot is set to revolutionise the way brands meet customer needs across numerous markets. Think autonomous deliveries of any size through this fully programmable, app-ready electric vehicle.
Other Cool Stuff
3D scanning comes to the masses with this ground-breaking mobile platform from KIRI Innovations. A fantastic tool for digital artists and designers, it allows the user to take a full 3D scan of an object from their phone or other smart device, simply by downloading an app.
These illuminated labels can be printed on HP Indigo printers in large volumes, with a wealth of potential uses. From warning labels on products to visibility patches on clothing, they’re paper-thin and completely self-powered, able to integrate seamlessly into the manufacturing process.
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